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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct 1993

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  • National and Scottish vocational qualifications: the implications for engineering institutions and higher education

    Page(s): 201 - 207
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    In recognition of the need to enhance the competence of the UK workforce, new national vocational qualifications (NVQs), and occupational standards on which they are based, are being developed. The paper describes the role of the Engineering Occupations Standards Groups and its four Industry Standing Conferences in the engineering sector and proposes the need for the participation of engineering institutions and further and higher education in assembling NVQs and SVQs from the standards and in the process of identifying the knowledge and understanding that is required to underpin them View full abstract»

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  • Volumetric three-dimensional display systems: their past, present and future

    Page(s): 196 - 200
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    Volumetric three-dimensional displays are those in which images are generated within a display volume, rather than upon a stationary surface. Since the images are physically three-dimensional, most visual depth cues are automatically satisfied, without the need for observers to wear special glasses or headgear. Moreover, an all-round view of the images is usually possible. Many ideas for volumetric displays have been proposed over the past 60 years or so, and some of these are discussed in this article. Potential applications for such displays are widespread and include fields from scientific and medical research is to engineering design and education View full abstract»

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  • Living in harmony-industrial microwave heating and cellular radio

    Page(s): 233 - 239
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    The 900 MHz band has been used for industrial microwave heating for many years, for such diverse applications as thawing or tempering of large blocks of frozen food, continuous baking and continuous vulcanisation of rubber. The UK, TACS (Total Access Communication System) cellular radio network is also assigned to this band and the two operations have happily co-existed without serious problems. Recently, however, the large growth of microwave heating applications and the proliferation of cellular radio has led to concern over the continuance of this harmonious co-existence. This has led to a unique partnership between the cellular operators and the microwave heating equipment manufacturers in order to ensure that both services can continue without detriment to either of their respective user communities View full abstract»

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  • The first National Grid

    Page(s): 215 - 224
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    The history of the first UK National Grid for electricity supply encompasses technical, economic, commercial, political, environmental and other aspects of history. This paper reviews the concept, system technology, construction and early operation. The period covered includes the engineering concept and preparatory phase (1916-1926), the construction phase (1927-1933), and the early development and management (1933-1948), including the interwar peacetime and wartime (1939-1945). The Central Electricity Board (1927-48), the builder and owner of the Grid and controller of the selected power stations is considered in the context of the organisation of electricity supply View full abstract»

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  • EMC directives and standards

    Page(s): 225 - 232
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    The European Community Directive 89/336/EEC on electromagnetic compatibility was published in 1989 as part of the process of removal of technical barriers to trade within the member states. As one of the `new approach' directives, 89/336/EEC contains only the essential requirements of limitation of radio interference and provision of adequate immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. The technical details of measuring methods, limits of emissions and disturbance levels for immunity assessment are contained in appropriate European Standards (EN) which are being prepared and published for the purpose of declaration of compliance with the essential requirements of the directive and the corresponding national legislation View full abstract»

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  • Modularisation of first degree courses in the United Kingdom: threat to standards or opportunity for improvement?

    Page(s): 209 - 214
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    Modularisation of degree courses, together with credit accumulation and transfer, is proceeding in universities in the United Kingdom. The claimed benefits and disadvantages are explored in this article and the North American experience is used for comparison. The nature of other changes in the UK educational scene is noted and the possible patterns for modularisation discussed View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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